Senior Network Engineer
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 32 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.
We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.
That’s where you come in.
As Senior Network Engineer you’ll help lead the team responsible for proactively tackling all aspects of Riot Games’ network operations. A big game makes big demands on a big system, and you’ll be responsible for a massive network spanning multiple data centers around the world and all the global telecommunications that support it. You’ll use the know-how and discerning standards you’ve racked up over years of experience to recommend emerging technologies to keep the network ahead of our business goals. You’ll also collaborate with Infrastructure Technology peers and handle business solutions for the company’s network infrastructure.
- Educated: you’re a hands-on technical type with a hands-on technical degree; you’ve got at least your bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
- A certified industry veteran: you have a minimum of 10 years of experience as a network engineer with at least five years working in large, global environments; in addition to your education and experience, you’ve got at least your first CCIE
- Multi-vendor: you like to play the field, and for you one network vendor is never enough; you’ve got eight or more years of experience with Cisco and Juniper routing and switching, network protocols, and topologies
- A problem assassin: you study a problem, analyzing its weak points before you strike with surgical precision; you see all the angles and use this unique vantage point to come at a problem from a direction it would never expect
- A thought meteorologist: you’re always thinking ahead, forecasting potential problems and following developing technological trends
- Data-driven: you were playing with data while the other kids were still playing with marbles, and you use the stats to help identify and mitigate risks, construct project schedules and prepare status reports; you use performance metrics and measurement techniques to assess performance for network-related services
- Engineer Riot’s network, plan and lead LAN, WAN and Network Security infrastructure projects such as multi-vendor network devices, cabling systems, intelligent hubs, bridges, switches, routers, firewalls, VPN (client and net-to-net), network acceleration devices, and so on
- Improve and troubleshoot the existing infrastructure while investigating developing technologies that might augment the system in the future
- Coordinate with both engineers and supporting Rioters to help quickly identify and assassinate any issues affecting the network, including global, enterprise-level LAN, WAN and Internet problems; work with outside vendors to resolve complications when necessary
- Work with contractors, vendors and Rioters to organize, plan and execute large-scale projects, taking them from the conceptual stages all the way through to implementation; determine the resources required to quickly meet objectives
- Troubleshoot tough problems, provide guidance and help find creative solutions
- Click the button below and don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.